Health Education England

Patient Leadership

On Thursday 23rd November 2017, we held our 'Exploring, Discovering and Developing Patient Leadership' event.

The aims and objectives that we hoped to meet during the event were:

  • To bring together the community who work in patient engagement and support them in working together.
  • Showcasing and bringing the work of great patient leaders to life.
  • Develop and or utilise existing opportunities to ensure staff are engaged in patient leadership and the opportunities it may offer their organisations and systems.
  • Use of patients as key stakeholders in development of local leadership development interventions.


We are happy to present some resources relating to the day itself:

Video highlights

Photos taken from the day

Exploring, Discovering and Developing Patient Leadership (23rd November 2017)

Illustrations of thoughts and views by Graham Ogilvie

Exploring, Discovering and Developing Patient Leadership (23rd November 2017-Illustrations by Graham Ogilvie)

Brochure from the event containing further information, including stories from patient leaders.


Please feel free to click on the links below which are closely linked to the patient leaderships objectives already stated.

NHS Citizen

Diverse and Inclusive Participation: A Bitesize Guide

Leadership Development as a Patient Leader by Gordon Cairns, Patient Leader

Patients as Partners published by Kings Fund 

Patient leadership: Taking patient experience to the next level?

NHS England - Improving Experience of Care through people who use services

The King's Fund - Shared responsibility for health: the cultural change we need 


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